By Gerhard Fankhauser
Published in the March 2015 Shaumbra Magazine
Every creative person knows that special feeling of a moment of inspiration. There is this sudden tickling, sparkling thoughts and a taste of magic in the air; and you cannot help but surrender to that moment and go with it.
It doesn’t matter if that inspiration comes in words and images or melodies and tones; it is an experience of the spirit or ‘a spirit’ coming through you, in-spiring you, expressing itself through you. It is the feeling of being plugged into some grander source of knowledge, beauty and perfection. Of course, in order to express poetry one needs to know a spoken language, and in order to express a song one needs to know the language of music. But nevertheless, there is still that feeling of expansion into a grander being, whether our own or another.
Even in my early childhood I was very creative with music, writing songs and musical poetry, composing melodies and exploring the world of sound. I was familiar with the space of inspiration, maybe not conscious of what it was, but always enjoying it. And of course I’ve spent a lot of time in nature; listening to nature, receiving it’s harmony and also playing for it and enjoyed that intimate communion with mountains, trees, animals and myself. Those moments are always like a refuge for me and give me rest from this often too busy and noisy world.
When I met the Crimson Circle first and started to work with Geoffrey, Linda & Adamus I recognized immediately a great similarity between the space of music and the space of channeling, and over the years it became more and more natural to play within a channel and feel those spaces merging. Continue reading